5 Steps to Create Amazing Boudoir Photography
First of all, what is Boudoir Photography?
Boudoir Photography is one of portrait styles in photography, its new sexy trend and popular mostly in wedding photography. Boudoir Photography is a common portrait session, but with a purpose to expose the inner and outer beauty of the body of the subject by using minimum outfit or nothing at all. So it can create an intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic to its viewer.
So, how can you create an amazing Boudoir Photography that can blow your viewer mind and soul?
Start your preparation before the day of the photo session. Boudoir Photography shoots will be very intimate naturally, and can be very intimidating for your subject. You need to extremely create a communication so you can build a trust. So if you already comfort and have trust between the subject and photographer then it will come out in the final images.
- So, how to create comfort and trust through communicating with your subject, here are some essential tips:- Give a questionnaire to your subject prior to photo session to help her organize her thought about the photo shoot. Ask about how she would like to flaunt in her images and how to envision the process as well as the final photos.- Avoid communicated by email too much. Face to face conversation is a must because it will build trust and comfort, they will get to know you too. Let’s be honest people tend to like, to be having a conversation directly rather than through social media right? So, Build your trust.- A day before the photo shoot, you can call her and ask about if she’s ready and check again if there’s anything miss. Also, let her know that you will be very excited about tomorrow photo session with her, it will be great, amazing atmosphere with you, I can’t wait to get your best result, so on and on…
One of the essential things to be looking at is the styling. What’s your subject will be fitted with and try to discuss this first. Give your opinion, if she brings and wear her own lingerie, how would she look, is she comfort wearing the lingerie or the wardrobe. Or is she choosing without wardrobe and naked all the way? In my experience if you new in this portraiture style of photography you will see along the way that if your subject are comfortable with the outfit they wear in a photo session or not, you can see it in the body language on in their eyes.
- HAIR AND MAKE UP ARTIST.
To create the excitement of your boudoir photography shoot, consider hiring a professional hair and makeup services to the session. As with any other type of portrait photography, professional hair and makeup can create a big difference in the outcome of your images. Whether your client wants a glam look or a more natural style, a professional hair and makeup artist will be able to create a look that will translate well through the lens. This will also bring out the best and take some of the pressure off the subject.
- PHOTO SESSION
During the photo shoot, your subject will be nervous in front of camera, how do you handle it? As a good boudoir photography, you have to be confident and know what you are doing. Direct her as you usually direct any model in your regular photo shoot. Sometimes you have to demonstrate the poses yourself. Let her know that she’s doing great and fantastic, and when you have captured some amazing, great shot, show it to her the image so it can boost here confidence. The last if you like try added some music if your photo session in a studio or indoor, it can relax the atmosphere, trust me I am also doing this it helps me too.
- GEAR, PROPERTIES AND TOOLS.
A set on the photo shoot such as properties for the subject and other tools such as light stand, light dish etc. If you are taking in outdoor and using available light, consider bringing minimal tools. Choose your gear well, the type of lens mostly. I love using 85mm on outdoor photo session, but if in indoor and small studio I use 50mm. Big aperture also can create a dreamy images with the bokeh and close up photo.
So that’s it, the basic preparation for your Boudoir Photography shoot. I hope along the way you can improve and naturally it will improve if you consistently doing what you’re doing and the result will be amazing, you’ll be surprised of what you can do and achieve with Boudoir Photography.